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a·rab·i·ca  audio  (-rb-k) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A species of coffee, Coffea arabica, originating in Ethiopia and widely cultivated for its high-quality, commercially valuable seeds.
    2. The beanlike seed of this plant.
  1. The coffee brewed from the seed of this plant.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin (Coffea) arabica, species name, from Latin, feminine of Arabicus, from Arabia, from Greek Arabikos, from Araps, Arab-, an Arab ; see Arab


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